Welcome to the world: Meet the babies born on Christmas Day and New Year's Day

New Year is a special time for everyone, but no more than the parents who marked the start of the decade by welcoming their new babies into the world.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 12:42 pm

Joining the celebrations were Carley Scollen and Jason Scholes, from Pontefract, who welcomed their daughter Lilly-Rose Maureen at 7.34am on New Year’s Day.

Carley said: “It’s been great, she’s my second child, there’s a seven year age difference.

“But her brother Logan just wants to mother her all the time. I was due on January 10th so it was a bit of a shock.”

Sam Ward and Hollie Saunders with baby Harry (left), Nichola and Peter welcomed twin boys Jenson and Mason (top) and Carley Scollen with Lilly-Rose.

Hollie Saunders, 21, from Castleford, also welcomed her son Harry Alexander Ward with boyfriend Sam Ward at 1.25am on New Year’s Day, a week ahead of her due date.

She said: “It’s going great, he sleeps in the day but not on a night.

“It’s a massive shock to the system. Nobody tells you about the emotions of trying to adjust to a new life, but it’s definitely worth it.”

Also sharing in the new baby glow are Nichola and Peter Lakin, from Wakefield, who had a festive season to remember when they welcomed twin boys Jenson and Mason on Christmas Day.